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Facebook Round-Up (November 2012)

Quiz Nights, Cafés and Christmas: a few things that stood out whilst looking through FIEC churches’ Facebook Pages. Find out more by reading on…

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Quiz Nights

Quiz Nights can be a great opportunity to build friendships, break down barriers, have fun and maybe show that the inside of a church building isn’t that scary after all. Some churches also insert a short gospel talk whilst the quiz scores are being calculated.

TCM Baptist Church in Lincoln held a family quiz night on October 20th and even recorded a special video to advertise it.

Plains curry and quiz nightAlso on the 20th, Millbridge Evangelical Church in Minehead had a quiz night, but combined it with the lure of puddings!

Plains Evangelical Church’s quiz took the form of a curry and quiz night for men, as shown in the photo. Definitely a winning combination!


Cornerstone Church Brighouse opened Café 139 back in May but the café had its official opening in September. Following a bad winter, their church building suffered from burst water pipes which resulted in a building renovation. Between insurance money and gifts from church members, they were able to incorporate the new café to serve their community and act as a base for church events. You can view an album of photos from the official opening here and read a story from the Brighouse Echo website.

The OasisWhilst not quite a café, The Oasis is a community meeting place run by Carey Baptist Church in Reading. They bought an abandoned pub next to their church building and have converted it into a venue for a host of different church and community events. You can read more about it in a news article on the GetReading website: Abandoned Oasis pub to reopen as a community meeting place

Please pray for Café 139, The Oasis and other church projects that are seeking to provide a meeting place for the church and their local community.


Christmas is now only 7 weeks away, and it’s such a key time of year in the life of the church that plans and preparations are well underway.

Bush Hill Park Community Church in Enfield were very well prepared with a Christmas card making event at the end of September! The evening was particularly aimed at women and featured a short gospel talk – and cake.

Abbyfield Christmas invitesThe Christmas invitation cards have arrived for Abbyfield Community Church in Colchester. They’re making sure there’s plenty of time for church members to grab a bundle and invite their family and friends the special Christmas events.

So is your church ready for Christmas yet? Are you doing anything special or out of the ordinary? Any good ideas to share? Then write on our Facebook Page, send a Tweet our way or drop us a message via our contact page. We’d love to hear and share your stories.

And as we approach Christmas, please be praying for the 512 churches that make up our Fellowship, that each one would know God’s blessing as they ponder the miracle of the incarnation and seek to share Jesus with their communities.

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Jonathan Bennett - Digital Strategist for FIEC

Jonathan's job involves the direction and maintenance of FIEC’s online presence, as well as graphic design and other communications. He's married to Anna, is a member of Grace Church Dell Road in Birmingham, and is the guitarist in pop band called Mondo Royale.

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